Law and judiciary

Vietnam, Thailand cooperate in maritime law enforcement

Thailand’s cabinet on August 23 approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to be signed between the country and Vietnam on maritime law, said Rachada Dhnadirek, a deputy government spokeswoman.The agreement was proposed by the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (Thai MECC) in 2022 to promote ...

Banks urged to act fast on scam claims

Banks must stop illegal transactions upon request by their clients to prevent customer losses from online scams, said Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn. The Royal Decree on Cyber Crime Prevention and Suppression that came into effect on March 17 empowers banks to ...

The Nation Reporter

Alarming increase in scam calls found in Thailand

Whoscall Thailand Annual Report 2022 reveals 165% increase in scam calls and over 13 million Thai mobile numbers leaked. Scam attempts jump to 17 million during year with 7 in 10 messages Thai received are either scam or spam, with up to 45% of Thai ...

The Nation Reporter

New regulation protects pregnant students from expulsion

A newly declared ministerial regulation has barred educational institutions from expelling students for pregnancy. The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and the Minister of Education have employed authority bestowed by the Prevention and Solution of the Adolescent Pregnancy Problem Act to amend a ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand: Officials Indicted for Karen Activist’s Murder

Thai authorities should fully and fairly prosecute all those responsible for the murder of a prominent ethnic Karen environmental activist in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.On August 15, 2022, the Attorney General’s Office formally notified the Justice Ministry’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) of its ...

Sharing private data without permission can cost up to THB5m in fines

Government and private organisations can face a fine of up to 5 million baht and/or a year in prison for violating the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which goes into effect on Wednesday.Under PDPA, government and private sectors worldwide, including officials responsible for data administration ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand raises age of legal immunity from 10 to 12 years old

Thailand has raised the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old unconditionally and to 15 years with conditions, under a legal amendment that took effect on Sunday.The 29th amendment to the Criminal Code replaces Section 73 and states: “Children under the age of 12 ...

The Nation Reporter

NGOs rally against bill to keep them in check

Non-governmental organisations held a protest on Thursday demanding the dropping of draft legislation aimed at monitoring and regulating their activities.Members of several NGOs converged at the Social Development and Human Security Ministry to air their opposition to the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organisations bill (NPO bill).The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Crypto cybercrime set to surge next year

Cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware attacks, metaverse-related attacks, exploitation of flaws in application programming interfaces (API), and critical infrastructure attacks are among the key threats expected in 2022, according to Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity company.“Cybercriminals are getting richer than ever as cryptocurrency fuels the ransomware economy,” ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Renewed bid for central DNA database

The Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS) is maintaining its push for a law that would require DNA samples collected from criminal suspects to be stored on a central database.A central database system would aid investigations targeting criminal suspects in security cases and serious crimes, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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